Dr Jasmine Nirody

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow since 2017

My research interests tend to fluctuate, but generally equilibrate in a region around (bio)mechanics. In my work, I use a combination of theory, simulation, and single-molecule biophysical experiments. Currently, I am interested in understanding the mechanics behind flagellated swimming in bacteria. This locomotive mode is powered by a nanoscale motor (aptly named the bacterial flagellar motor), which can impressively rotate up to 5x as fast as our best auto engines! In my past research, I have been fortunate to work on problems in a variety of areas, including animal locomotion (in particular, that of snakes and geckos), genetics, and computational neuroscience; I retain interest in these areas (and others!) as well.